Radio Receiver Design
By Robert Dixon
CRC Press – 1998 – 488 pages
Provides a fundamental understanding of current as well as future concepts and techniques essential for systematically defining and manufacturing a receiver that is flexible yet functional in today's world. An excellent introduction to communications and the role of receivers in conveying information.
Introduction - communicating links and the receiver's role; modulation and bandwidth; receiver configurations; the superheterodyne receiver; amplifier design and application; mixer/converter design; local oscillator design; demodulator design and application; defining and measuring performance; receiving antennas; implementation with digital methods; level diagrams in receiver design; error detection and correction; receiver examples. Appendices: glossary; spread spectrum receivers; Gray codes; answers and questions; receiver applications and frequency ranges; wavelength (Zigma) and frequency; noise in a receiver's bandwidth; dBs, dBms, and other mysteries; power transfer and impedance match; grounding, bypassing, and shielding; simulating a QPSK modem; simulating RF systems using system view by Elanix.